G | | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Andrew Stanton is a big fan of Peter Gabriel, who was very enthused to write the song "Down to Earth" because he loved Finding Nemo (2003), also by Pixar.
Voice in commercial:
Too much garbage in your face? There's plenty of space out in space! BnL StarLiners leaving each day. We'll clean up the mess while you're away.
The satellites over Earth appear to be standing still when the scout ship smashes through them (if they were moving at orbital speeds, such impact would have vaporized both them and the ship). However, standing satellites would fall down to Earth in a matter of minutes. But even if they were moving properly, such low orbits would've decayed in a matter of decades (let alone 700 years) due to atmospheric friction, solar wind, and interaction between satellites themselves. The only explanation is that all the satellites constantly support their positions with engines, but they appear to be defunct, and it's not likely that so many of them could still operate after 700 years.
The cleaning bot, MO, continues cleaning up all of WALL-E's dirt tracks throughout the closing credits.
Home video prints replace the closing Pixar logo with a custom logo. (see Crazy Credits)
BOB 397,189 (Bolivia) (29 June 2008)
$223,808,164 (USA) (8 January 2009)
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